Transparency and open data

We are committed to being open and transparent and making our data freely available.

Further information

Transparency and open data directory

You can now search for data on our transparency directory which is linked above.

Using our data

The data is available for you to download and is free to use in a variety of ways. All that we ask is that you use it in accordance with the Open Government Licence which is linked above. This explains what you can and cannot do with the data.

Where possible and relevant, we have made this data available in both a ‘human-readable’ format (such as pdf) and an open, ‘machine-readable’ format that is not dependent on any specific software (such as csv or xml). 

We make data available for re-use under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. You can apply to re-use our data by reading our Public task statement 2017 (attached at the bottom of this page).

Some of the datasets are available using the links below. 

Redacted data 

Sometimes we must redact some information from data sets. This means we have had to remove some data. This could be because, for example, it is personal data such as the name of a foster carer, or someone's home address. We do this to comply with the Freedom of Information Act which is linked above. 

Quality of data 

We take care to ensure that the data is accurate. However, you should make your own checks before relying on the data. We undertake regular data quality checks through its Information Assurance Team to ensure data accuracy wherever possible. These checks are reported regularly to the Information Management Programme Board.  

INSPIRE datasets

We have provided the INSPIRE datasets in MapInfo format. MapInfo is a specialist software package mainly used to allow for geographic based data analysis. Two files (.mid and .mif) are provided for each dataset. 

Invoices paid (2016-2017 financial year)

Financial year % invoices paid within 30 days Interest (£) paid to suppliers Interest (£) (whether or not claimed), liable to be paid to suppliers Number of invoices not paid
2016/2017 79% £0 £417,243.75 21,063

Leicester City Council is committed to developing our approach to working with suppliers. As such we are committed to prioritising the processing of invoices.  In doing so we aim to optimise cash flow for businesses, enhancing financial stability and helping future economic growth.

To help us process your invoice swiftly, please ensure you request a purchase order number when ordering goods or services, and display this clearly on your invoice. In the absence of an order number prompt payment cannot be guaranteed, and is often the cause of payment delay.

It should be noted that the information provided above; and in particular the interest calculation data set, is representative of the average interest liable. The interest paid also illustrates that the supplier is often the cause of any payment delay.